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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-31-2015, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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January 31, 2015

She's enjoying all this snow free travel so far.




Decided to take the 'viewpoints' trail to Lindsay Lake this time. It's been awhile, and it is a beautiful stretch of trail.
The fogged in lower mainland from one of the viewpoints.




As much as she prefers snow free travel, the snow does bring out the puppy in her. Snow basically started around Lindsay Lake.




Lunch on Mt. Beautiful, and a John and Katie scrap. She wasn't too happy with my suggestion of two for her and 10 for me....




...but seemed to be okay with a new offer of three. : )




Mt. Beautiful was the plan for the day, but we had time, so made off for Dilly Dally too. Typical travel conditions on the ridge to DD. Supportive and no traction devices required.




Dilly Dally Peak. To keep things peaceful, I left the food in the pack. As you can see, I am of no interest to her without food in my hands. : )




I didn't bring the axe, and don't really enjoy all the road travel involved by continuing north, so we went back the way we came and descended via the Swan Falls trail.
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WHAT in the world is that???
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Smoked oysters. Better than soggy fish, but more expensive.

Sorry for the double post...can't seem to figure out how to delete the other post.
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Amazing how little snow there is along the viewpoints trail. The snowline is still really high up. I guess the snowshoes will have to remain packed away.
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John -- just Edit your other post (duplicate), then delete all characters. This should delete thread as well (as long as there are no replies)
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^Thanks, but it didn't work. It says post needs at least 3 characters and wouldn't edit.
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Hi. Two questions...I'm hoping to do Dilly Dally this week. Any tips ie. is the trail fairly well-marked? Also, looking to get a new canine hiking partner and have been looking at dogs similar to my recently passed husky/border collie. However, I just saw a beagle that needs a home who looks adorable. I see yours is a great hiker. What's your opinion on the breed etc?
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Norgie.

I have seen John's dog, "Katie", in action. A truly remarkable hiking machine than can go practically anywhere John goes except straight up.

.... perhaps boulder fields of large boulders and cavities might be scary for those four leggs.

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just remember you cant bring it most places
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I'm hoping to do Dilly Dally this week. Any tips ie. is the trail fairly well-marked?
I'm curious if anyone has a recent conditions report as well. Snow? Blow down?

hoping for a bike n' hike out there this week. Thank you
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I'm curious if anyone has a recent conditions report as well. Snow? Blow down?

hoping for a bike n' hike out there this week. Thank you
Hi, I just posted a new thread on a trip we did recently. We hiked Eagle Peak via Swan Falls Loop.
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Hi. Two questions...I'm hoping to do Dilly Dally this week. Any tips ie. is the trail fairly well-marked? Also, looking to get a new canine hiking partner and have been looking at dogs similar to my recently passed husky/border collie. However, I just saw a beagle that needs a home who looks adorable. I see yours is a great hiker. What's your opinion on the breed etc?
The trail to DD is fairly well marked. I suspect there is very little snow up there right now, so you'll probably be able to make out the foot-bed even.

I'm not going to pretend to be an expert in the Beagle breed just because I share much of my life with one, but someone on the trail recently asked me if I would want another Beagle as a hiking partner once Katie is gone, and I gave a very quick "no". Her tracking drive is very strong, and not an easy girl to hike with. I have to have a constant eye and ear on her. If Katie is any indication of the breeds she is made up of, I say leave them to the hunters and trackers. Research the breed, but more importantly, really get to know this particular Beagle.
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... if I would want another Beagle as a hiking partner once Katie is gone, and I gave a very quick "no".
Maybe so, but I also think your love your girl to death. You shared so many outdoor adventures. So part of "no" might be because of that. Next beagle would always remind you of your Katie. And Katie is only one.

Re Dilly/Dally -- I've also done it several times. It is not to be taken lightly though. In summer & long days there is no problem navigating; right now, judging by some pics from Ashi&Ryan report there might be. Key is to be prepared; that latest episode with Coq rescue is best indicator.
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Hi, I just posted a new thread on a trip we did recently. We hiked Eagle Peak via Swan Falls Loop.
Thanks Ashi, and John too. Gives me an idea of the snow level and what to expect on the trail. I hiked Lindsay Lake Loop a few years back and have always meant to explore more out here. Once you get the elevation out of the way it is very pleasant wandering up that ridge
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